Consider a Glimmerglass Festival Administration Internship for a wonderful learning experience in the world of opera and musical theater.
Box Office 5 positions. Mid May - Aug. 27. Assist with ticket sales, patron services, and preparation of income reports. Interns will also help with VIP requests and coordinating group activities. Requires organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as computer literacy. Customer service skills are desirable.
Development 3 positions. Early May-late Aug. Assist with administration and execution of summer fundraising programs and events, including: prospect research, analysis of prospective donors and the subsequent one-on-one engagement of selected patrons. Provide assistance to VIP patrons with tickets and trip logistics; help with general development administration and long-range projects, such as the annual fund campaign and grant preparation. Successful interns will be energetic, fast-working, computer literate and have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as a good sense of humor. Graphic design, publishing/editing experience a plus but not required.
General Administration 1 position. Late May-Aug. 27. Assist Office Manager in daily operations of administrative office. Assist with coordination of communication center; mail processing and distribution, as well as reception duties, shipping and receiving; help other administrative departments with special projects. Requires valid driver's license with clean record, communication and interpersonal skills as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office.
House Management 1 position. Late May-Aug. 27. Assist House Manager with management of theater and secondary venues to ensure audience comfort and safety; solicit, schedule and train volunteer ushers. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Prior front of house experience a plus.
Housing and Transportation 3 positions. Early May-late Aug. Assist department responsible for the housing, transportation, and other practical concerns of singers, directors, designers and general personnel. Must be able to deal positively and tactfully with a variety of logistical arrangements. Must be computer literate, team-oriented, flexible and energetic. Driver's license with clean driving record required.
Information Technology 1 position. May- Late Aug. The IT Intern will help install, update and support Windows/Apple software and hardware; function as Help Desk support, respond to end-user requests via phone, in person and electronically; track changes and support calls; map network drives and printers, monitor systems and network status; run preventative maintenance. Knowledge of MS Office 2010, as well as Windows and Mac OS are desirable. Must be able to lift and carry 40lbs. There is occasional local travel between remote offices and properties, driver’s license required.
Marketing 1 position. May 16-August 28. Assist the Marketing Director with preparation and distribution of gift shop merchandise, season promotions, research and analysis of ticket sales data. Help manage and staff the gift shop at all performances. Must have a close attention to detail, congenial public manner and computer skills in Microsoft Office programs. Adobe Creative Suite and Quickbooks POS experience helpful, but not required. Applicants unavailable for the full duration of the internship will not be considered.
Photography 1 position. June 6-August 27. Assist company photographer and public relations department to produce publicity and archival photographs of the season's productions and events; maintain photo files; occasionally assist videographer with equipment set-up and breakdown. Proof of photography skills and knowledge of Photoshop required. Requires independent work-ethic, strong communication skills and high degree of professionalism; must possess a valid driver’s license with clean driving record. Portfolio required.
Public Relations 1 position. May 31-August 27. Assist with preparation and distribution of press materials; work with members of the media and the general public; assist in maintaining social media networks. Help staff the audience services/press desk at all performances. Must have excellent writing and proofreading skills with attention to detail, congenial public manner and basic computer skills in Microsoft Office programs. Driver’s license with clean driving record required.
Updated January 12, 2016
...my experience at Glimmerglass was instrumental in guiding my decision to pursue my career." Read more from Timothy Pennell on his Public Relations Internship.
March 4, 2016
Early response is encouraged. Some positions are filled as early as January. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.